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Seoul to send advance team to Ebola-hit Africa in early Nov.

South Korea plans to send an advance team of government officials to Ebola-hit West African countries in early November before dispatching medical workers, officials said Monday, amid growing concerns over the spread of the deadly virus.A group of six or seven officials from the foreign, h...

Updated : 2014.10.20 18:02

Giant rubber duck enthralls citizens despite Lotte controversy

A giant yellow rubber duck sitting on Seoul's Seokchon Lake has captured the hearts and minds of thousands of South Koreans, while carrying the hopes of a local retail giant trying to dampen public fears over a controversial construction project in a posh Seoul neighborhood.Dutch artist Fl...

Updated : 2014.10.20 15:40

Number of labor disputes up 76 pct in 2014

The number of labor disputes in South Korea jumped nearly 80 percent in the first nine months of 2014 from a year earlier, the labor ministry said Monday.The cases numbered 88 between January and September, up 76 percent from the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Employme...

Updated : 2014.10.20 15:22

Seoul city to inspect subway vent grates following accident

Seoul City will conduct a safety check of subway ventilation grates and other ventilation facilities following last week's deadly collapse of a ventilation grate in a nearby city, officials said Monday.A total of 16 people were killed Friday evening when a ventilation grate collapsed durin...

Updated : 2014.10.20 13:49

Seoul to hold meeting over dispatch of medical workers to Ebola-hit Africa

South Korea's foreign ministry and related government agencies were to hold a meeting Monday to discuss details about the dispatch of medical workers to Ebola-hit West African countries, officials said.Last week, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said that Seoul plans to send a group of...

Updated : 2014.10.20 10:41

Police examine seized documents in concert tragedy

Police said Monday that they were closely analyzing seized documents and other evidence as part of their investigation into a concert accident in which 16 people were killed after falling through a ventilation grate.The tragic accident took place Friday at Pangyo Techno Valley, a multipurp...

Updated : 2014.10.20 10:04

No safety staff when vent grate collapsed: police

The police said Sunday that no safety personnel were dispatched to Friday’s outdoor concert in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, where the collapse of a ventilation grate killed 16 people and wounded 11 o...

Updated : 2014.10.19 21:22

Korea ill-prepared for possible Ebola outbreak

Amid growing concerns about the spread of Ebola worldwide, health experts and lawmakers in South Korea say the country is ill-prepared for a possible outbreak of the deadly virus.Fears escalated here ...

Updated : 2014.10.19 21:21

[Graphic News] The Pangyo Techno Valley accident

Grates covering a ventilation shaft for an underground parking lot collapsed under the weight of people watching a K-pop event Oct. 17. So far, 16 people have died, and eight of the 11 people injured ...

Updated : 2014.10.19 21:19

[Newsmaker] Vent shafts accidents waiting to happen

The innumerable ventilation shafts around the country may be accidents just waiting to happen, with no regulations to ensure their structural integrity. With thousands of ventilation shafts, covered b...

Updated : 2014.10.19 21:18

Seoul sees 13,000 bike accidents from 2009-13

More than 13,000 bicycle accidents occurred in Seoul in the past five years, data showed Sunday, amid the increasing popularity of bike riding for leisure and daily commuting.During the 2009-2013 period, 15,830 were injured and 152 died from bike-related accidents, according to a tally com...

Updated : 2014.10.19 21:16

Organizers trade blame over Pangyo concert disaster

The main organizer of the event at which 16 people died in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, remains unclear with the local news outlet Edaily and local governments taking contradicting positions. The conc...

Updated : 2014.10.19 21:15

Biodiversity emerges as key U.N. development goal

PYEONGCHANG, Gangwon Province ― The 12th meeting of members of the Convention of Biological Diversity closed Friday with the global community showing its commitment to increasing funding significantl...

Updated : 2014.10.19 21:13

Image rights still apply even if faces swapped: court

The Seoul Central District Court said Sunday that the unauthorized use of a photograph still violated the model’s rights to his image, even though his face in the photo had been digitally replaced with that of another model. The court ordered the accused to pay the model 1 million won ($...

Updated : 2014.10.19 18:00

One dead, 33 injured in Seoul motel fire

A fire ripped through a motel in western Seoul, leaving one dead and 33 other people injured, firefighters said Sunday.The fire began in a parking lot on the first floor of a motel at about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and quickly spread to another motel connected by a passageway.A total of 90 pe...

Updated : 2014.10.19 15:58